This Wide Summary of Cities

Sonnet to Toronto in the Rain

Standing under the confused solution of this sky
I take in the rain. A woman whirls on a hoop.
The smokers under a canopy, coughing. Umbrellas
are useless, in this wind. Everyone is wet, faces
shining, rueful.      Graffiti dissolves a question.
All the places we dreamed of living, and here
we are.      This wide summary of cities,
itself and everywhere.      I accept its rain.

Published in TOK: Writing the New Toronto, Book 7. Purchase the book to read the full piece.